World Cup 2023: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan leaves India and returns to Dhaka for unique reason

World Cup 2023: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan leaves India and returns to Dhaka for unique reason

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has left India and returned to Dhaka to train with his personal mentor Nazmul Abedeen Faheem. The rest of the players have arrived in Kolkata for their next match against Netherlands at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, October 28.

Bangladesh suffered a 149-run defeat against South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. Shakib could score just one off four balls as Bangladesh innings collapsed during the mammoth 383-run chase.

As reported by ESPNcricinfo, Shaki Al Hasan went straight to the Shere Bangla National Stadium after arriving in Dhaka to work with Abedeen. The session lasted three hours and the veteran all-rounder mainly took throwdowns in the nets. 

“He arrived today. We will be training for three days.Today, tomorrow and day after, and then he will return to Kolkata. We worked on his batting today. Shakib probably feels comfortable working this way. I am not sure what we are going to do next – I will take each session as he wants,” Faheem added as he spoke to ESPNcricinfo.

Shakib Al Hasan, the 36-year-old cricketer, has had a challenging time with the bat in the 2023 World Cup. He managed to score only 56 runs in four innings. However, as a left-arm spinner, he has taken six wickets during the tournament. Notably, three of those wickets were obtained in the match against Afghanistan, which is the only team that Bangladesh has managed to defeat so far in the competition. Bangladesh has faced difficulties in the World Cup, losing four consecutive matches. As a result, they find themselves in the ninth position out of ten teams in the points table.

Shakib Al Hasan’s previous performance in the 2019 World Cup had an edition of the tournament. He had a remarkable campaign, scoring 606 runs and taking nine wickets. It notes that he had previously left the IPL (Indian Premier League) in 2019, likely due to limited playing time, to focus on preparing for the World Cup. His training with coach Mohammad Salahuddin led to a successful performance in the 2019 World Cup.

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